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Can Constipation Cause Appendicitis
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more
Unlikely: Appendicitis won't cause constipation, and rarely diarrhea either. Now, after appendectomy one may have some constipation due to effects of surgery and pain meds. Usual symptoms are rlq pain and tenderness, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, and nausea. Usually progresses to rupture in 24-72 hours. Good luck. ...Read more
Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?
That's a lot...: ...To answer in 400 characters or less (which is the limit we can input for your answer). For starters, do you have all these conditions and are trying to determine if they are related, or are you just curious about a bunch of different disorders? Happy to help, but you may find your answers in the many excellent healthtap responses already posted for each disease entity above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Appendicitis is generally from an obstruction in the appendix that causes an overgrowth of bacteria leading to infection. Constipation can have many causes but in most patients it is poor diet and lack of activity. Increasing vegetables and fruits and fiber supplementation can make a major difference in bowel habits. Hydration is also key. ...Read more
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